Unauthorized Settlements

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a three-year suspension of an attorney, retroactive to an interim suspension previously imposed In the DB-7 letter, Petitioner alleged that Respondent engaged in misconduct in thirteen client matters by having: neglected ten matters; settled seven... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Petitioner, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

"Hear me when I say: Trump is the first woman President of the United States."

I would like to spend the rest of 2020 on whatever Rosanne is on... — Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) June 25, 2020 I get it. I have said essentially the same thing myself. On April 17, 2020, I wrote:[A]s I've said a few times and have thought all along — there's something womanly about Trump. And I'm not saying that as an insult. He often displays machismo or seems to do the voice of a mob boss, but not all the time. He has this softer lilt that comes through some o...
Tags: Law, United States, Trump, Rosanne, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Trump's masculinity, Evan DeSimone

At the Milkweed Café...

... you can write about anything.And you can support this blog by using the Althouse Portal when you shop at Amazon through . [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse

Did mainstream media just make a decision to downplay the protests? Was there some poll? Did the ratings come in?

Did the events in Madison, Wisconsin — with the toppling of a statue to the abstraction of progress and a statute of an antislavery hero — suddenly wake everyone up to the downside of encouraging chaos? I'm looking at The NYT and The Washington Post, and all the top stories are about Covid19 — the big story that the protests had overcome and submerged. Covid is back with a vengeance.On the WaPo home page, the "above the fold" area is full of Covid19 headlines. Then there are a few things about t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Protests, Manhattan, Nyt, Philadelphia, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Madison, Leo Tolstoy, Trump, Blackface, Democratic Party, Trump Tower, WaPo

Law School Diploma Privilege Is Gaining Steam — See Also

COVID-19's Creating A New Way To Become A Practicing Lawyer: Joe Biden's Lawyer: Or at least the head of Lawyers for Biden. Law Firms That Are Good For Women: According to rank and pay. A New Low For Bill Barr: Even his high school wants nothing to do with him. Biglaw's Fight Against Racism: Gets organized.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Bill Barr, See Also

Banning The Racial Bias Of Technology

There are also concerns it chills speech.
Tags: Law, Aclu, Black Lives Matter, Facial Recognition, Trivia Question of the Day

Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur On Enhancing Access To Justice

In 2018, she was named a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” for her work promoting an evidence-based approach to increasing access to justice for low-income communities.
Tags: Technology, Law, MacArthur, Rebecca Sandefur

Happy Birthday Sonia Sotomayor, The Real Liberal Queen Of The Court

We see who is really holding down the Court.
Tags: Notorious Rbg, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Court, Birthday, Courts, Sonia Sotomayor

Legal Analytics On The Rise: LexisNexis Reveals What’s Empowering Today’s Data-Driven Lawyers [Sponsored]

We sat down with Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO of LexisNexis North America, to discuss the results of 2020 Legal Analytics Study, current trends in legal analytics, and what we can expect to see in the legal analytics arena going forward.
Tags: Law, Interview, Biglaw, Small Law, LexisNexis, Sean Fitzpatrick, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, LexisNexis North America, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis Custom

Moot Court Mayhem

I'm probably not the first person to argue their first-year moot court intoxicated, but I'm probably in an elite group in that regard.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Brian Cuban, Health / Wellness, Moot Court

Meet The Lawyer Who’s Working Hard To Get Joe Biden Elected As President

He says Lawyers for Biden is more than just a finance committee. Do you want to get in on the action?
Tags: Law, Government, Joe Biden, Biden, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020

6/25: A Special ‘Ask Us Anything’ Edition Of Our Legaltech Journalists’ Roundtable

For our weekly, live legaltech journalists’ roundtable tomorrow, we’re going to do something slightly different — make it an AMA (ask me anything) episode. In addition to our usual round-up of the week’s top stories in legaltech, we’ll take your questions about how we do what we do. Want to know how we pick our stories, or how to pitch us on a story, or more about our publications? Here’s your chance. Tomorrow’s panel line-up includes a new panelist, Victor Li, assistant managing editor of the A...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Ama, Victor Li, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Legaltech Week, MyCase Caroline Hill, Victoria Hudgins, Legaltech News Joe Patrice, Legaltech News Free

Time for another long list of (mostly COVID-influenced) federal sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A)

I must admit that I might be starting to get just a bit fatigued by my repeated listings of new grants of federal sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A).  But these lists represent such a special kind of good news for federal prisoners and those that care about them, and I am not at all tired of seeing this heartening news each week as I assemble dozens of recent grants.  So: United States v. Morrison, No. 19-cr-284-PWG, 2020 WL 3447757 (D Md. June 24, 2020) United States v. Martin, No. DKC ...
Tags: Law, Austin, United States, Iowa, Davis, Quinn, Jackson, Johnson, Smith, Morrison, Martin, Lee, Joseph, Clark, Richardson, Westlaw

Further, and happily, participation in the U.S...

Further, and happily, participation in the U.S. patent system, as patentees and as licensees, is available to citizens and non-citizens alike.  Carl Schenck, A.G. v. Nortron Corp. , 713 F.2d 782, 784 (Fed. Cir. 1983)
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, Carl Schenck, Nortron Corp

Law School Grads Petition For Diploma Privilege, State Supreme Court Agrees To Take It Up

A tale of tentative triumph for some law school grads.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Diploma Privilege State Supreme Court

Is merely making files available on the internet a “distribution” under the Copyright Act?

Suppose an online provider allows third parties to upload digital files (which, in this context, would be “phonorecords” for copyright purposes). If no one else obtains one of those files, whether by streaming or download, has there been a distribution? In other words, is merely making available a copyrighted work an exercise of the right to distribute under the Copyright Act? The recent case of SA Music v. Amazon addresses this question. The court said no. The Copyright Act lists the ...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Amazon com Inc, Amazon Amazon, Evan Brown, SA Music, Amazon Plaintiffs, SA Music LLC

Which Firms Offer Women The Most Power And Highest Pay? (2020)

Which firms made the cut for this year’s ranking?
Tags: Gender, Money, Law, Rankings, Women's Issues, Biglaw, Partner Issues, Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF

Jard’s Side Charge AR-15 Upper Receivers And Bolt Carriers

This Side Charge AR-15 Upper Receiver and Bolt Carriers aren’t exactly a new offering from Jard, although we haven’t yet covered it here at TFB. Jard’s Side Charge upper receiver and bolt carrier are designed to be able to disassemble without the use of tools by way of a slot that allows the side charging […] Read More … The post Jard’s Side Charge AR-15 Upper Receivers And Bolt Carriers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Hunting, Daily News, Ar-15, Rifles, JARD, JARD INC, AR Patterned, Side Charge Upper, Bolt Carriers, TFB Jard

Sunrise, 5:07 and 5:22.

The actual sunrise time was 5:19. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

FDIC Finalizes Rule Mitigating Deposit Insurance Assessment Effects of Participation in Federal Programs [Sponsored]

The final rule, which addresses participation in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program as well as the Fed’s PPPLF and MMLF programs concerning the financial impact of COVID-19, applies retroactively to April 1.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Fed, SBA, Sponsored Content, COVID-19, COVID, Paycheck Protection Program

Now Bill Barr’s High School Wants Nothing To Do With Him

In fairness, being terrible is a kind of achievement.
Tags: Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Bill Barr

The Guardian view on Poland's election: pride versus prejudice | Editorial

A disgracefully homophobic campaign may have backfired on President Andrzej DudaLast week, in Poland’s presidential palace, the incumbent head of state, Andrzej Duda, was presented with a set of grim photographic portraits. The images were of Polish LGBT teenagers who had recently taken their own lives. The activist who presented President Duda with the images said after the meeting: “I told him I hope he will see these kids in his nightmares.”The tone of bitter exasperation was understandable. ...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, World news, LGBT rights, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Andrzej DudaLast

The Biglaw Firms Joining The Antiracism Alliance

Over 125 firms have joined the antiracism effort. Is yours on the list?
Tags: Law, Racism, Biglaw, Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA

Andrew Cuomo Invokes Lesser-Known ‘Turnabout Is Fair Play’ Doctrine To Impose Quarantine Order

Who told me this sort of thing was illegal... oh, right, Andrew Cuomo from two months ago.
Tags: Law, Government, Andrew Cuomo, Constitutional Law, Coronavirus, COVID-19

"I can't read Left-wing twaddle. It reminds me that the Right sometimes has a valid point, and that upsets my world-view."

"Thanks again, Chait for doing the deep(depressing)-dive so I don't have to."A comment at "An Elite Progressive LISTSERV Melts Down Over a Bogus Racism Charge" by Jonathan Chait (NY Magazine). I can't possibly copy the whole thing, and you probably don't have a subscription to NY Magazine, but here's a bit:On May 28, progressive election data analyst David Shor tweeted about a new paper by Princeton professor Omar Wasow, showing that peaceful civil-rights protests moved public opinion toward pro...
Tags: Law, Princeton, Jonathan Chait, Chait, Shor, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology, Wasow, Omar Wasow, David Shor

Everything You Need To Consider Before Locking Into High-Cost Contracts With Consultants, Coaches, And Marketers (Part II)

Factors to help lawyers separate the wheat from the chaff when choosing a program and figuring out whether or not some of the highly regarded programs are the right fit for you.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms

"Last week, when Sue Schafer learned that the Washington Post planned to publish a story about one of the dumbest things she had ever done, she had the same question that many readers would have..."

"... about the resulting 3,000-word article, 'Blackface Incident at Post Cartoonist’s 2018 Halloween Party Resurfaces Amid Protests': Why is this newsworthy? Readers within the Post newsroom were asking the question, too. 'No one I’ve spoken with at the Post can figure out why we published this story,' said one prominent reporter at the paper. 'We blew up this woman’s life for no reason.' In 2018, Schafer attended a Halloween party at the home of Tom Toles, the Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning edit...
Tags: Post, New York, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Megyn Kelly, Gruber, Blackface, WaPo, Schafer, Dana Milbank, Ann Althouse, Toles, Tom Toles, Era of That's Not Funny

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